Equalisers work up to 40Gz

Smiths Interconnect has released a series of high frequency surface mount chip equalisers for controlling gain variation up to 40GHz with a maximum slope of 4dB. Called the CEX series, the parts combine thin-film and thick-film processing, offer multiple slope (1-4 dB) and band options. They come in standard and high-frequency versions. In the high-frequency types ...

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Intelliconnect opens larger UK factory as demand grows

UK specialist connector maker Intelliconnect (Europe) has moved to a larger facility at the Corby Innovation Hub following 30% sales growth in 2020. “After a year of exceptional sales growth, we have relocated our sales, engineering and production facilities to larger premises and will be recruiting new staff at all levels including offering apprenticeships,” said ...

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Toshiba adds Cortex-M based MCUs

Toshiba has added to its  TXZ+ MCU family with devices optimised for motor control systems, domestic appliances, human machine interfaces and connected IoT infrastructure based on Arm Cortex-M processor cores. They are made on a 40nm CMOS process that exhibits reduced operating and standby current levels. With different flash memory capacity options (up to 2 ...

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Socionext to use Synopsys’ HBM2E IP

 Socionext is expanding its use of Synopsys’ DesignWare IP to include HBM2E IP for memory throughput in AI and high-performance computing (HPC) applications. Socionext selected Synopsys’ HBM2E IP, operating at 3.6 Gbps, to meet the capacity, power, and compute performance requirements of its AI engine and accelerator SoC. The Synopsys IP provides efficient heterogeneous integration with the shortest ...

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Telefonica to sell its masts

Telefonica is to sell its mobile phone masts in Europe and Latin America to US telecom infrastructure operator American Towers for $9.41 billion in cash. American Tower will acquire around 30,700 tower sites in Spain, Germany, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Argentina from Telefonica’s infrastructure unit Telxius. The New York private equity outfit KKR owns 40% ...

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Nexperia claims first 80V RETs

Nexperia claims to have launched  the industry’s first 80 V RET (Resistor-Equipped Transistor) family. These RETs or ‘digital transistors’ provide enough headroom for use in 48 V automotive board net (e.g. mild hybrid and EV cars) and other higher voltage circuits which are often subject to large spikes and pulses that previous 50 V parts ...

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Maxim has auto components certification tool

Designers can authenticate genuine auto components with Maxim’s DS28E40 DeepCover automotive secure authenticator from. As the newest addition to Maxim Integrated’s line of AEC-Q100 Grade 1 solutions for automotive systems, the DS28E40 is a parasitically-powered authenticator utilizing its 1-Wire interface for simple connectivity. This authenticator IC reduces the software vulnerability to ensure only genuine components ...

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CEVA licensing upgraded sensor hub

CEVA is licensing a  2nd generation SensPro DSP family, a hub for AI and DSP processing workloads associated with a wide range of sensors including camera, Radar, LiDAR, Time-of-Flight, microphones and inertial measurement units (IMUs). SensPro2 delivers 6X more DSP processing for computer vision, 8X more DSP performance for Radar processing, a 2X improvement in ...

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